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Offline gachar001  
#1 Posted : 19 May 2009 00:35:45(UTC)
gachar001

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Location: Chennai
Hello,
M* recommends that the wheel bearings for all new wagons and cars be oiled before use. What is the best way to oil them?
I used the nozzle of my oil bottle to do this but too much oil gets there and creates a mess on the tracks. I have been running my newer ones without oil.
Can I use a syringe with a needle? What do you use?

Thanks
Gautham
Atlanta, GA USA
Offline hemau  
#2 Posted : 19 May 2009 00:48:02(UTC)
hemau


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I indeed use a syringe with a needle. Just a drop on any bearing. Oiling is certainly useful.
See other threads about axles wearing through the plastic bushings in a year.
Regards, Henk
C and M track; CS1R and 2 MS
Offline dntower85  
#3 Posted : 19 May 2009 00:48:34(UTC)
dntower85

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the oil I use, Labelle 107, has a syringe like applicator built in.
DT
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Offline perz  
#4 Posted : 19 May 2009 01:46:08(UTC)
perz

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I usually catch a drop of oil on a needle or a small screwdriver, and then applies it with that.
Offline ozzman  
#5 Posted : 19 May 2009 02:15:36(UTC)
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I use Fleischmann oil and the bottle comes with a needle applicator. You can easily make a needle applicator by taking a wine bottle cork (after first emptying the bottle into a wine glass) and sticking a sewing needle into the cork, sharp point first. When you dip the other end into the oil the eye will pick up a little oil. An applicator like that can also be used for applying very small amounts of adhesive.
Gary
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Offline Ross  
#6 Posted : 19 May 2009 02:18:16(UTC)
Ross

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Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Gautham,

In my Tips section I wrote this article on lubrication

http://members.ozemail.c.../rms/pdf/lubrication.pdf

I hope it is of some help.

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[size=1" face="Verdana" id="quote]quote:Originally posted by gachar001
<br />Hello,
M* recommends that the wheel bearings for all new wagons and cars be oiled before use. What is the best way to oil them?
I used the nozzle of my oil bottle to do this but too much oil gets there and creates a mess on the tracks. I have been running my newer ones without oil.
Can I use a syringe with a needle? What do you use?

Thanks
Ross
Offline soren36  
#7 Posted : 19 May 2009 05:34:09(UTC)
soren36

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Location: Connecticut, USA
Gautham - Radio Shack has needle oilers that I find perfect for my models. You can put a tiny drop virtually anywhere.
A Connecticut Yankee
Offline sudibarba  
#8 Posted : 19 May 2009 05:36:50(UTC)
sudibarba

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Location: Augusta, GA USA
The Hag oil comes with a long metal needle on it. I also have syringes with blunt tips I can use.
Eric
Offline kimballthurlow  
#9 Posted : 19 May 2009 11:42:47(UTC)
kimballthurlow

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Excellent tips.
regards
Kimball
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Offline steventrain  
#10 Posted : 19 May 2009 16:42:46(UTC)
steventrain

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Location: United Kingdom
I drop very small on wheels bearing use the Oil 'pen'.
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Offline gachar001  
#11 Posted : 19 May 2009 18:45:38(UTC)
gachar001

India   
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Posts: 1,384
Location: Chennai
Thanks everyone for your tips.
I was reminded of oiling the bearings after I saw the posts where the axels were wearing through the bushes.
Gautham
Atlanta, GA USA
Offline Caplin  
#12 Posted : 19 May 2009 23:53:04(UTC)
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Home made, very cheap - most efficient tool to control the amount of oil.

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Regards,
Benny - Outsider and MFDWPL

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Offline hemau  
#13 Posted : 20 May 2009 23:11:41(UTC)
hemau


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Benny, your oil dropplet is still to thick biggrinbiggrin that it does not reach the wheel flanges.
But the pictures are greatSmile
Regards, Henk
C and M track; CS1R and 2 MS
Offline Caplin  
#14 Posted : 21 May 2009 01:49:54(UTC)
Caplin


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Location: Denmark
Thanks Henk. The tool shown works splendid for me. I never get oil on the wheel flanges nor do I get excessive oil, but the controlled amount of oil goes direct onto the axle ends and bushes as I take advantage of the slight side movement of the axle when applying the oil. Just enough room.
The problem with various syringes I find is that you easily come to apply maybe 2 drops or more instead of only the 1 intended.

Ozzmans suggestion is very good, it goes along the same line as mine I think wink
Regards,
Benny - Outsider and MFDWPL

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Offline DaleSchultz  
#15 Posted : 21 May 2009 03:17:26(UTC)
DaleSchultz

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I just use a bit of wire and dip it in the oil
Dale
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